Do You Read Outside?

16 Nov

And now for the final installment about where we all pick up a book! A friend of mine recommended this one on Facebook and I can’t believe I hadn’t already thought of it. I do enjoy reading outside.

I have a porch in my apartment. I’ve got two lawn chairs and a table out there. It’s covered so no rain gets in and I’ve got two wind chimes hung up out there, too. I love spending Friday afternoon sitting out there and finishing a book. It’s one of my favorite things to do in the summer. Being in Michigan, I don’t get a very long window when the weather is conducive to this and I like to take advantage of it when I can. I’ll give up if it’s windy or gets chilly, but that porch chair is one of my favorite reading spots.

I’ve done a fair share of reading in other outdoor locations as well. I used to read outside during my lunch every day. I’ve read in parks and in college, I’d take a yoga mat outside and read there. Laying on my stomach at the beach is another favorite.

I can’t be the only one who likes to read outside. Do you read outside, Reader? What’s your favorite place?

Until next time, write on.

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39 Responses to “Do You Read Outside?”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow at 11:09 AM #

    I used to enjoy going outside and reading on my patio, but this past summer was so hot that I couldn’t go out there, as it was only comfortable in the very early mornings.

    When I visited the beach this year, I loved reading on the patio in my hotel.

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    • Sam at 12:10 PM #

      I can’t read when it’s super hot, either. There’s an ideal temperature that has to be reached and not exceeded. Happy reading!

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  2. kathyscottage at 11:32 AM #

    No, I am sorry to say, I do not read outside. Reading outside has never worked for me. It’s either to windy or cold or hot or there’s a blazing sun or bugs, etc.

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    • Sam at 12:11 PM #

      Haha, there are a lot of factors! Sorry it hasn’t worked for you. Happy reading!

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  3. Rosie Amber at 11:40 AM #

    Yes as long as its not too windy and chilly, give me a cosy comfy chair and the garden and I’m there.

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    • Sam at 12:11 PM #

      That sounds so perfect as the weather starts to turn cold here, haha. Happy reading!

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  4. deannalcooley at 12:34 PM #

    I love reading outside. I have a pretty nice patio that I like to sit and read on. I’m also a big fan of reading by the pool. I’m not a big outside person, so when I can read outside it helps with actually going outside.

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    • Sam at 2:03 PM #

      Reading by the pool is one of my favorites. I wish pool loungers were like chiropractic tables with a home for your face and a shelf underneath to hold my book haha. Happy reading!

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  5. The Cozy Pages at 2:18 PM #

    A beach on a nice evening.

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  6. Oh I do like this one! I love to read outside!! In the summer I go out to tan! I read on the beach. I read in the hammock. I read on the porch. It’s my favorite of all I think! I’ve seen this “tool” to help when reading outside. It’s a plastic piece in the shape of a magazine flopped open. Then you place it on top of the book so the wind doesn’t blow it and so it doesn’t close shut on you. I would like to get one of them!

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  7. alilovesbooks at 4:14 PM #

    I’m in Scotland so you really don’t get much opportunity to read outside but I definitely will if I can. My front door is on the side of the building and faces south, so I love sitting on the step.

    A couple of years ago I was on hol in the mountains in Spain and they had a hammock under a tree in the garden. Incredible views, a nice breeze, it was heaven.

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    • Sam at 5:24 PM #

      That sounds wonderful. A good reading spot on vacation can be the best gift. Happy reading!

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  8. Whimsically Meghan at 4:58 PM #

    I’ve loved this little series you’ve got going on! I read outside every day while waiting for the bus… although it’s getting cold here, I’m going to try and do it as long as I possibly can. I hope I didn’t jinx myself there!

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    • Sam at 5:24 PM #

      I hope not. What a great way to pass the time until the bus comes. Good luck staying warm a while longer. Happy reading!

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      • Whimsically Meghan at 5:03 PM #

        Haha yeah! I find it passes the time quite quickly & the bus comes faster than I thought! Thank you! 🙂

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  9. Naomi at 7:22 PM #

    I like to read outside when I’m camping… as long as there aren’t too many mosquitoes or black flies!

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    • Sam at 9:42 PM #

      I love reading by the campfire. My husband likes to build the fire and our agreement is I don’t criticize if I get to read. Happy reading!

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  10. Gee Jen at 7:32 PM #

    I love the outside of reading outside and enjoy it when I can but find that the perfect weather/perfect spot outside to sit can be a bit hard to capitalise on

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    • Sam at 9:43 PM #

      It’s not always easy. I enjoy using my porch though I wish I had a hammock. Happy reading!

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  11. Whimsical Narratives at 7:48 PM #

    I definitely love reading outside, though I haven’t been doing it very often this year. May try to get a few outdoor reading sessions in before it gets too cold.

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    • Sam at 9:44 PM #

      You must live somewhere warmer than me because we’re supposed to see snow soon. Happy reading!

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      • Whimsical Narratives at 10:02 PM #

        Yes, I do. I’m down in Georgia. If you do get snow, you are more than welcome to send it our way. We are hoping for snow this year!

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  12. Ryan at 11:21 PM #

    I like the idea of reading outside when the season is right for it, but I don’t actually do it all that often. If I’m already out somewhere and I’ve got some time alone I will, but I don’t go out of my way to read outside as an activity in itself.

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    • Sam at 12:09 PM #

      I’m in about the same boat. I used to read outside during summer lunches each day but I’ve really gotten away from that. Happy reading!

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  13. LittleIrishbookcat at 12:45 AM #

    Normally the weather in Ireland makes it difficult to read outside unless you also have a hidden agenda to ruin your book. However sometimes during the summer months I like to read out my back or in the park ☺️ I also read at the train station most days during the week on the way to college.

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    • Sam at 12:10 PM #

      Never ruin a book, haha. Reading in the park sounds lovely. I hope you enjoy the chances you get. Happy reading!

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      • LittleIrishbookcat at 1:07 PM #

        Thank you! Yes I do 💕

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  14. beckylindroos at 7:54 AM #

    Yes, I’ll sit for hours outside on the patio reading away in North Dakota during the summer. I’ll be able to do that again in California when I get new furniture for the deck.

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    • Sam at 12:10 PM #

      Patio reading sounds wonderful. And I do love Northern summers. My family has a place in northern Michigan that is perfect for summer reading. Happy reading!

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  15. thebrightspark at 8:54 AM #

    Not ever. I have a phobia of insects and I just can’t stick it. 😦

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    • Sam at 12:11 PM #

      Haha, fair! Maybe next to a window then? Happy reading!

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  16. teresamorse at 9:38 AM #

    I have a screened-in porch in my apartment, too, and I love reading out there! Though I’m in the south so the window of good porch weather is a bit wider. 🙂

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    • Sam at 7:27 PM #

      Lucky! That sounds lovely. Outdoors is one of my favorite reading locations. Happy reading!

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  17. Cozynookbks at 4:23 PM #

    I love reading outside when the weather is cool, but never when it’s hot. Does sitting in my car with the AC on in front of my local bookstore count? 😉

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    • Sam at 7:28 PM #

      Haha, partial credit. It doesn’t really get so hot where I live that I would need to protest. Happy reading!

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